Indulge in the chocolaty pleasure of Ketogenic Brownies, a delightful treat for anyone following a low carb or keto-friendly lifestyle.
I've created these keto brownies to be crisp on the outside and lusciously soft, decadent, and delicious on the inside. You're going to absolutely love them. They're not too sweet and just the perfect consistency. Let's make them together.
This ketogenic brownies recipe is: LOW CARB, KETO-FRIENDLY and GLUTEN-FREE.
Inspiration for this ketogenic brownies recipe
Is this keto brownie recipe truly low carb or keto?
What are the ingredients to make ketogenic brownies?
Almond Flour: A gluten-free and low carb alternative to traditional flour, almond flour provides a moist, dense texture while keeping the brownies keto-friendly.
Eggs: Eggs act as the primary binding agent, giving structure and richness to the brownies. They are essential for achieving the right consistency.
Unsalted Butter: The butter adds fat and contributes to the brownies' moist texture.
Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder delivers the deep, intense chocolate flavor that is the hallmark of any great brownie... without adding sugars.
Baking Powder: A small but crucial ingredient, baking powder is responsible for the slight rise and amazing texture of the brownies. Ensure your baking powder is fresh so it works best!
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile, adding depth and slight sweetness without additional sugar.
Monk Fruit Sweetener: A natural, low carb sweetener, monk fruit sweetener provides the necessary sweetness without the added sugars. If you want, swap this out for your low carb sweetener of choice.
Kosher Salt: Just a pinch of salt balances the sweetness and intensifies the chocolate flavor, creating a more delicious brownie.
What if I add more baking powder to my keto brownies?
Adding extra baking powder to your keto brownies can lead to a lighter, more cake-like texture rather than the traditional dense and fudgy brownie consistency. However, be cautious, as too much can impart a slightly bitter taste and crumbly texture.
Why do you line the bottom of the baking dish with parchment and grease the pan?
Lining the baking dish with parchment paper and greasing it helps to prevent the brownies from sticking, ensuring they can be easily removed after baking. This combination ensures the brownies exit the pan intact!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN KETOGENIC BROWNIES RECIPE TODAY:
To begin making the Ketogenic Brownies, start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and preparing a 9-inch baking dish with either a light greasing or lining with parchment paper (I do both). Start the mixing process by blending melted unsalted butter with cocoa powder until you achieve a smooth consistency.
Then, add the monk fruit sweetener and vanilla extract, followed by the gradual incorporation of eggs. Next, add the dry ingredients. Gently fold this mixture into your wet ingredients, stirring until just combined to avoid overmixing, which is crucial for that desired brownie consistency.
Pour this batter into your prepared baking dish, smoothing it out for an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes. The key to knowing they're ready is the toothpick test; it should come out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before slicing to ensure they set properly, then enjoy your delicious, keto-friendly treat.
Recreate this ketogenic brownies recipe easily
I've taken pictures so you can follow along as you create my ketogenic brownies recipe in your kitchen. If you have questions, please ask in the comments!
Do I want alkaline cocoa powder for these low carb brownies?
I've used natural unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe to complement the baking powder. Alkaline cocoa powder, or Dutch-process cocoa, has a milder flavor and can be used if you prefer a less intense chocolate taste.
What if I don't have monk fruit sweetener?
If monk fruit sweetener isn't available, other low carb sweeteners like erythritol or stevia can be used as substitutes. Remember that each sweetener varies in sweetness intensity and may slightly alter the taste of the brownies, so adjust according to your preference.
STORAGE AND REHEATING OF XYZ RECIPE
It's essential to store these ketogenic brownies correctly... otherwise, they dry out quickly. Let's take a look:
To keep your low carb brownies fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay good for up to 3-4 days. If you prefer them a bit firmer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
These brownies freeze exceptionally well. Once cooled, cut them into portions and wrap them individually in cling film or place them in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.
If you wish to enjoy your keto brownies warm, you can easily reheat them. For refrigerated brownies, just a few seconds in the microwave will bring them back to a soft and slightly warm texture. If you're reheating frozen brownies, let them thaw at room temperature first.
Heat them in short intervals to prevent them from drying out.
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